Our Arrowhead physical therapy location is bustling with energy, excitement, and passion. Doug and his team understand that physical therapy can be a bit intimidating, which is why they treat all their patients like family. After all, we want you to enjoy coming to Foothills just as much as we do! Conveniently located at the intersection of Deer Valley Road and N. 77th Avenue, our Arrowhead center specializes in the following services:
“When you’ve had the BEST, why go to the rest? I came up with this slogan once I realized what Foothills Arrowhead had to offer compared to other Physical Therapy names. Before being introduced to Foothills Arrowhead, I had been turned off by other places due to their work environment, lack of enthusiasm, and just felt like being put through a process vs a caring helpful atmosphere. Several years ago my knee surgeon suggested going to this location for rehab. I knew when I walked in for my first appointment this place was different! The atmosphere was positive, filled with patients of all ages and each one with a different medical need. Everyone employed at the Arrowhead Foothills location greeted each patient by their individual name like we were family and also the name of anyone accompanying them. This is my third time coming back and I even changed my insurance, just so I would be able to have the Foothills experience.”
“What can I say? I love this place! Doug Howard has helped me tremendously. I am 74 and went in with a limp and pain in my right knee. After getting dry needled, I walked out without a limp and with no pain! He was able to help me with muscle pain in my upper back, neck, and arms. The pain has been there for over 50 years and I am amazed at how great I am functioning without pain…. I highly recommend it. My husband starts with Doug in a few weeks! The staff and the physical therapists are amazing…. Renee, Roberto, Megan, Dee, and everyone else! Thank you for changing my life!”
“I love Foothills. I have been going to them off and on for several years for different sports/exercise-related injuries. Most recently I had a full knee replacement in December and have been going 2-3 times a week for PT. I would not be where I am today with my recovery if not for Dr. Doug Howard and his amazing staff. Everyone there is so friendly and knows my name. Thank you all for everything! I would highly recommend Foothills to anyone looking for any physical therapy. They are #1!!”
“I used them for PT on my broken leg for several months. The therapists and assistants were friendly and excellent, and they were able to customize a program for me that allowed a combination of in-person at-home PT.”
“I am very happy with Foothills Arrowhead. I was referred to them by my Orthopedic Surgeon after major cervical surgery. They are very knowledgeable and learn the specifics of your case so that they are able to give you the best possible treatment. All of the staff there work very well together as a team and all have a very positive attitude. They make you feel good about being there and explain what they are trying to help you accomplish with each step of the process.”
Education: Midwestern University
Since receiving his Masters’s degree in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in 2000, Doug has continued enhancing his skills with extensive training in orthopedic injuries, functional biomechanics, and contemporary concepts in the field of Sports Medicine.
Doug has earned a sterling reputation for his clinical excellence, most notably for his Trigger Point Dry Needling expertise. As a functional exercise and wellness expert, Doug believes in the comprehensive application of clinical care to address all individual needs, not just their condition.
Education: University of Missouri – Columbia, Maryville Univerisity, Ola Grimsby Institute
While her favorite sports teams are St. Louis-based back home, she also roots for the Arizona home teams!
Education: University of Arizona, Rocky Mountain University
During his internships, Scott had the honor of working in various settings with the United States Navy.
Education: Northern Arizona University
As a physical therapist, Alex strives to provide optimal care for each of his patients so that they can experience positive outcomes and achieve their rehabilitation goals.
Education: Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University
Jordon is an Arizona native. She began her affiliation with Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy in 2009 as an intern. She worked as a tech at FAH from 2010-2015 and has returned in 2018 as a physical therapist.
Education: Northern Arizona University, University of St. Augustine for Health Science
Andrew’s goal as a physical therapist is to help his patients feel empowered with their health and wellbeing. He is a Los Angeles Chargers fan who is interested in sports, weightlifting and music. In his spare time, Andrew can be found spending time with his wife and kids, working out, and playing guitar.
Education: Gateway Community College
Delicia is a fan of all Arizona teams—especially the Arizona Cardinals and Diamondbacks. You will likely find her at one of the games tailgating and cheering them on.
Education: GateWay Community College, Northern Arizona University
Renee takes pleasure in incorporating her patients’ passions for activities into their exercise program in order to accelerate the recovery process. She uses a variety of tools, including her background in massage therapy, to aid in the rehabilitation of her patients.
Education: Paradise Valley Community College, Gateway Community College
Lisa is a physical therapy assistant that loves working with balance patients. She enjoys finding creative ways to improve and challenge her patient’s balance. In her spare time, Lisa likes to participate in dance and pilates classes. Lisa has danced for many years and in different styles, such as ballet, jazz, and modern.